A number of bus systems have become established in the aerospace industry. Vector offers universal support for these bus networks with proven products and comprehensive services:
|AFDX® / ARINC 664||AFDX® (Avionics Full DupleX Switched Ethernet) will serve as the next generation aircraft data network. It is already being implemented in the A380, A350, B787 and other programs.
(AFDX® is an Airbus‘ registered trademark)
|CAN proprietary||Until now CAN has primarily been implemented with proprietary protocols in the aerospace field. Efforts are currently underway to standardize its use in ARINC 825 (see below).||CANalyzer.CANaero
|ARINC 429||ARINC 429 was introduced in the 1980s as bus system for data communication in commercial aircrafts. Messages are transmitted with a maximum data rate of 100 kbit/s (High-speed) or 12,5 kbit/s (Low-Speed).||
|ARINC 825||ARINC 825 specifies the underlying communication both within CAN-based subsystems and between CAN subsystems, which might for example be interconnected by AFDX. It offers addressing mechanisms, communication mechanisms, a service structure, profile descriptions, and much more.
A number of application-specific protocols are based on ARINC 825. For example, ARINC 810 and 812 specify the communication between modules of the galley (Galley Master, Galley Inserts) with a focus on power management, and ARINC 826 specifies Software Data Loading over CAN. Support of ARINC 825 makes evaluations and tests easier as well.
|CAN FD||CAN FD (CAN with flexible data rate) is an enhancement of the CAN protocol developed by Robert Bosch. The main differences to CAN are the extended user data from 8 up to 64 bytes, and the ability to send user data with higher data rates. In this way, the requirements for higher bandwidth networks in the automotive industry are fulfilled, while profiting from the experiences in CAN development.||Vector Solution for CAN Networking|
|CANaerospace||CANaerospace was developed by the company Stock Flight Systems. Key protocol applications are in engineering simulators, simulation cockpits and especially in the Italian field on drones (UAVs).||CANalyzer.CANaero
|CANopen||CANopen is widely used in general embedded systems. In the aerospace field, it is used in integration of industrial COTS and in demonstrators.||Vector Solutions for CANopen|
|Ethernet||In addition to AFDX, standard Ethernet is being used, e.g. in entertainment systems.||CANalyzer.IP
|FlexRay||FlexRay is a scalable, flexible high-speed communication system that fulfills growing safety-related requirement in the automobile.||Vector Solutions for FlexRay|
Avionics solutions from Vector are supplemented by:
|Hardware interfaces||High-performance hardware for interfacing to buses via PCMCIA, ExpressCard, USB, PCI and PXI/Compact PCI||Vector hardware interfaces|
|Training||Training courses and workshops for CAN and FlexRay fundamentals as well as CANoe and CANalyzer||Vector Academy|
|Consulting||Consulting on functional safety, requirements engineering, product management, efficiency gains,
PLM and engineering methodology and change management
|Vector Consulting Services GmbH